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In today's microsoft bing https://www.bing.com/ background image the milky way is seen as curved. How is this possible?

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  • $\begingroup$ BTW, if that answer didn't entirely clarify things, maybe seeing the same phenomenon in a different context could help; look at this 360deg panoramic image of a city - the (straight) streets appear curved as a consequence of mapping the spherical panorama onto a flat, rectangular image. $\endgroup$ Jul 11, 2022 at 23:21

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